Blurbs for Busted Halo’s Freshman Survival Guide
“The Freshman Survival Guide” is the most comprehensive guide for college students. It is a wonderful resource for students as they begin their college careers. The information in this book is invaluable for students as they find themselves starting the scary and exciting journey of higher education. The Freshman Survival Guide will help them to keep their faith and find their path. If you are preparing to send a student to college, this book is a must read!
Fr. Martin Moran
Catholic Campus Ministry Association
The Freshman Survival Guide is a strikingly clever work from Bradbury and McGarvey in which the potentially tremulous first weeks of college life are dissected into 25 must know survival tips. From healthy relationship building to avoiding the disastrous pull of procrastination, the guide colorfully dispenses common sense and holistic development. The newest members of any college community will find in this guide a wonderful blend of down-to-earth advice and answers to the deepest of life questions. It is not afraid to address the big life questions of faith, service, the meaning of life and one’s spiritual journey. I can not think of a better gift to give a son or daughter, a niece or nephew, a godchild or grandchild who is heading off to college.
Michael Galligan-Stierle, Ph.D.
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
“Whether you are in college or are about to be, Busted Halo’s FRESHMAN SURVIVAL GUIDE is essential reading. Filled with real life advice from college students and chaplains, whether you are wondering what to do about sex and dating or how to hang on to your faith after leaving home, this book will help you think about those major issues that aren’t on the campus tour, but that can make or break your college experience.”
Donna Freitas, author of SEX AND THE SOUL: Juggling Sexuality, Spirituality, Romance And Religion On America’s College Campuses
The Survival Guide is especially helpful and readable because it takes students quite seriously, and, in addressing their issues, it speaks their language candidly, frankly and honestly. The Guide draws on the experience of other students and a broad range of folks who deal with them every day. I suspect a lot of us will say, “I wish I had said that,” and students will say “I’m glad the Guide did.”
Charles Currie, S.J.
Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
“In the 21st century, young people from diverse faith traditions are interacting at a higher frequency than ever before — and it’s often on college campuses. The Freshman Survival guide helps illustrate how to engage and understand this religious diversity to build the all-important bridges of cooperation rather than barriers
Dr. Eboo Patel,
Interfaith Youth Core
In today’s turbulent waters, everybody needs a life-line; for college freshmen, the editors of BustedHalo.com are offering one that’s reliable, smart and engaging. The practical guidance is fresh and open, reminding the reader that whether the issue is dating or homesickness or study or religious diversity, there are always options. Years after college-graduation, I prize their advice: “shed your skin, but keep your skeleton.” I’ll send the book to friends with this advice: Read it. Trust it. Use it.
Henry Luce Foundation
College students arrive on campus with impressive resumes and advanced academic skills. Many, however, do not have the ability to confront the profound questions of meaning, values or spirituality that will face them as they enter the adult world. This book makes an important contribution to helping college students navigate these defining moments.”
Wayne L. Firestone
Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life
“Who am I, Why am I here? What do I believe? What should I do with my life?” These questions and more are explored in Nora Bradbury-Haehl and Bill McGarvey’s Freshman Survival Guide. Their text treats the issues of mind, body and spirit as one in what is the first holistic look into the lives of college students today. It is filled with practical advice from teachers and students alike — a rich mine of material that will enlighten and challenge all those who participate in this extraordinary experience.
Dr. Anthony J. Cernera
International Federation of Catholic Universities
“Every young person goes to college with a computer – and now they need to go with The Freshman Survival Guide! This handbook provides extensive information on The 25 Things you need to know about College, including handling academics, relationships, spirituality, safety, resident life, drinking and drug use, and on and on. Bill and Nora offer practical advice and guidance to enable young people to navigate the personal, spiritual, values and relational issues that are part of the college experience. And the handbook is enhanced by www.TheFreshmanSurvivalGuide.com which provides additional information and where experienced RAs respond to submitted questions. Kudos to BustedHalo.com!”
National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry